After nearly a day-long meeting, the Ode Street Tribune's Management Committee voted to require its journalist to work through the holidays. The Management Committee consists of five managing editors, four assistant managing editors, three deputy assistant managing editors, two departmental sub-editors, and a supervisor in operational charge. Only the supervisor in operational charge voted against the resolution. The supervisor stated, "I think the journalist deserves a day or possibly two of vacation. His performance this past year, with a few notable exceptions, has been adequate, and deserves to be formally recognized as such." The other members of the Management Committee made lengthy speeches about the crisis in the news industry, how everyone has to work harder, and how in a few years the situation will be back to normal. As is usual practice, the editor adopted without comment the Management Committee's resolution on holiday operations.
After receiving the memo on holiday operations, the Tribune's journalist made an undignified and inappropriate gesture toward a deputy assistant managing editor, overturned a sub-editor's carefully tended office plant, and stormed out of the office. The Tribune thus once again has an opening for an experienced, hard-working journalist seeking advancement in the news industry. The Tribune hopes to resume local news coverage with its new staff by Jan. 3, 2012.